Investment Commentary

Biweekly Investment Bulletins

  • The Dr Seuss of Investing – SAD, PAD, MAD and FAD.

    It’s that time of year again where the leaves start falling and temperature drops.  These misty mornings awash with autumnal colours look fantastic.  Some people don’t see the colours, blinded by the longer nights and deterred by the falling temperatures.  Seasonally Adjusted Depression (SAD) is a r...

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  • Confused about market timing? These 8 tips may just help…

    I have recently encountered a number of instances of clients who are concerned about the timing of new investments.  “Are markets at the top right now and will they soon fall?  What if I lose money right at the beginning? – I would hate that to happen.”.  These are sensible and logical concerns. ...

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  • Get the Whole Story

    I recently watched a film on TV, one with a clever twist at the end.  I have seen it before, a few years ago, the only problem was I could not quite remember the ending – I expect I just nodded off towards the end!  But now the ending bugged me, and whilst the wonders of modern media meant I could h...

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Monthly Market Commentary

  • NOVEMBER: Politics dominate in October

    Politics grabbed the spotlight during October, and global investor sentiment was affected by mounting political crisis in Spain, General Elections in Japan and Austria, and continuing developments – and controversy – in the Brexit process. Several key indices – including the Dow Jones Industrial Ave...

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  • OCTOBER: North Korea dominates news flow

    Global markets generally ended September in positive territory, despite an intensifying war of words between US President Donald Trump and North Korea. The UK was an exception, however; the FTSE 100 Index fell by 0.8% over the month, driven down by Brexit-related worries. During September, Europe...

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  • SEPTEMBER: Investors seek safe havens in August

    Risk aversion amongst investors rose during August, boosting demand for perceived “safe-haven” assets amid mounting concerns over the deteriorating relationship between North Korea and the international community. Meanwhile, the US was left counting the human and financial cost of Tropical Storm Har...

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